Because the time is ripe to make a difference in the lives of millions of farmers in the world's poorest countries. By helping small-farm holders process their agri-commodities we can help them make the leap from subsistance agriculture to a thriving business that generates income. The additional income can provide more (and better) food, better technology and vocation, and a better future for men, women, and youth. The goal of the 3ADI is to develop the agriculture sector in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and by the year 2020, to have highly productive and profitable agricultural value chains.
The initiative aims at accelerating the development of the agribusiness and agro-industries to ensure value-addition to agricultural products. The leading agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), join forces to support a well-coordinated effort to enhance development impacts. The cooperation builds on sharing knowledge and harmonizing programmes in ways that capture synergies, avoid fragmented efforts, and enhance developmental impacts.
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